ACHIEVING A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS, HEALTH SYSTEMS & STATES

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Read More: More National Security & Less Debt

To put it bluntly: future taxpayers—in other words, our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren—will end up paying what we are choosing not to pay—and which we are, instead, putting on the national debt tab with unprecedented federal deficits.

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We keep worsening the deficit and piling up the debt, without addressing the causes—particularly skyrocketing health costs.

We neglect widespread inactivity and unhealthy nutrition, which are our best chance of cost-effectively reducing the future health care costs that are driving federal spending increases.

Instead of addressing the root causes, we introduce major new health insurance subsidies (“Obamacare”)—plus massive federal tax cuts every 15 years—so that families can pay for their health care for a little while longer (at the expense of future generations).

Another part of “kicking the can further down the road” is the annual “reform” distraction. Each year there is a promised “silver bullet” policy “solution” which we are assured will reduce health costs—without any real cost or effort on our part.

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This happy talk always disappoints in the end, with no discernible impact on our health costs. Yet the empty promises aid & abet our political system and society to postpone dealing with our very expensive, unhealthy habits.

Instead of constant can-kicking and denial, it’s time for Healthy Students Healthy States!